Italian Wines

Feb 232013
2011 Giordano Chianti Tuscany d.o.c.g., Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 90

A delicious and very approachable Chianti with bouquet of black cherry and briar with intriguing notes of smoke. The invitingly soft mouth-feel offers flavors of dark cherry, ripe plum with notes of chocolate and espresso. The balanced acidity creates wonderful food pairing opportunities for many Italian dishes. Buy This Wine

Jan 232013
2011 Giordano Fiano “Apulia Collection”, Puglia, Italy, $12.50 (S) – Rating 90

A super value white patio sipper with a delightful floral nose with notes of citrus and green apple. The palate offers flavors of pear, citrus and apricot with crisp acidity and a pleasing tartness. Pair with Asian food, sushi or a summer salad with poppy seed dressing. Buy This Wine

Dec 062012
2007 Giordano Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, $39 (S) – Rating 90

An engaging nose of black cherry, dark fruit and spice. The palate is rewarded with rich flavors of dark cherry and plum with intriguing notes of chocolate and espresso. After decanting, the supple tannins and zippy acidity make for good food pairing potential. The long finish is highlighted with notes of saddle leather and smoke. Buy This Wine